May 27, 2011

Fantastic Friday Food: Blackberry Margaritas

Now I have to admit I have been drinking alot of cocktails recently!! There have just been so many celebrations, our engagement,  my 30th and lots of my friends 30th birthdays too - any excuse though I reckon!

Here is the recipe for a great Margarita from Swanky tables and the blackberry is a fab addition.

Swanky Tables
Blackberry Margaritas
  • YIELD: 8 servings (serving size: about 1/2 cup)
  • HANDS-ON: 30 MINUTES
  • TOTAL: 30 MINUTES
Ingredients
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons granulated sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • lime
  • 1 cup water
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 cup 100% agave blanco tequila
  • 3/4 cup Grand Marnier
  • 2/3 cup fresh lime juice
  • 12 ounces fresh blackberries
Preparation
  • Combine 1 1/2 tablespoons granulated sugar and kosher salt in a dish. Cut lime into 9 wedges; rub rims of 8 glasses with 1 lime wedge. Dip rims of glasses in salt mixture. Combine water and 1/2 cup sugar in a microwave-safe glass measuring cup. Microwave at HIGH 2 1/2 minutes, stirring to dissolve sugar; cool. Combine syrup, tequila, Grand Marnier, fresh lime juice, and blackberries in a blender; process until smooth. Strain mixture through a cheesecloth-lined sieve over a pitcher; discard solids. Serve over ice. Garnish with remaining lime wedges.

Happy Weekend All!

Rachie xo


3 lovely comments:

Adam & Rosie said...

Ohhh how I'd love one of these! I reckon this would be a good drink for Christmas out here... I will be referring back to this recipe!

Meera @ firstsense said...

Hehe, I've been having a lot of cocktails lately too! This one looks YUM, but goodness, it takes a fair bit of time to prepare a drink! I'm sure it'd be worth it, though.

Happy weekend!

Meera xx

Fabiana said...

Rachie, this looks super yummy! Must try this holiday weekend..ciao from California!